DE HB22 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 8-1)
Status: Passed on June 13 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-06-13 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


This Act updates the requirements for Courts-Martial to ensure that all members of the Delaware National Guard receive due process through the military justice system. This legislation amends Title 20 to correct a constitutional defect in the current statute, which fails to provide sufficient appellate process. It further codifies longstanding tradition of giving the Attorney General right of first refusal on all prosecutions to avoid double jeopardy. Provides for misdemeanor courts-martial jurisdiction in any military prosecution with appeal rights to the Superior Court of Delaware. Further, the act reconciles Title 20 with applicable federal law.

Tracking Information

Register now for our free OneVote public service or GAITS Professional trial account and you can begin tracking this and other legislation, all driven by the real-time data of the LegiScan API. Providing tools allowing you to research pending legislation, stay informed with email alerts, content feeds, and share dynamic reports. Use our new PolitiCorps to join with friends and collegaues to monitor & discuss bills through the process.

Monitor Legislation or view this same bill number from multiple sessions or take advantage of our national legislative search.


An Act To Amend Title 20 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Delaware National Guard.


Roll Calls

2017-06-08 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-05-18 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]


2017-06-13 Signed by Governor
2017-06-08 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-06-07 Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in Senate with 4 Favorable, 1 On Its Merits
2017-05-22 Assigned to Veterans Affairs Committee in Senate
2017-05-18 Passed By House. Votes: 39 YES 2 ABSENT
2017-05-18 Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2017-05-18 Amendment HA 1 to HS 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-05-10 Reported Out of Committee (Veterans Affairs) in House with 2 Favorable, 15 On Its Merits
2017-05-04 Adopted in lieu of the original bill HB 22, and Assigned to Veterans Affairs Committee in House

Delaware State Sources

Bill Comments